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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Sexy and intoxicating. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Fatih Akin is a filmmaker to be reckoned with. His characters grow and change in a stunning film that pulses with life. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite all its roiling melodrama, Head-On has its moments of sharply observed humor. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Unremittingly explosive, Head-On is not an easy film to watch. It is, however, a memorable one. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Not about crashing into walls or crashing into other people. It's about crashing into yourself and living to tell the tale. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a brutally convincing movie about two hell-bent young Turkish-German lovers dancing on the edge of destruction in a Hamburg underworld of drugs and casual sex. Yet it's also compassionate and even tender. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    An intoxicating, heartbreaking Turkish-German drama that's already won a slew of awards from international film festivals. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The love that heals and the love that kills are one and the same in the exhilarating Head-On, Fatih Akin's overgrown dead-end-kid romance for live-wire adults. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is well and fearlessly acted, and the writer-director (Fatih Akin) is determined to follow her story to a logical and believable conclusion, rather than letting everyone off the hook with a conventional ending. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Superbly acted. show more

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